An 18-year-old man was critically injured when another vehicle sped through a red light at 72nd and Grover Streets and struck him just after midnight, according to Omaha police.
Michael Tran was eastbound on Grover Street about 12:10 a.m. when his Mitsubishi Eclipse was struck by a Honda Civic traveling south on 72nd Street, police said.
Tran was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with injuries that police said were believed to be life threatening. He was in surgery and listed in critical condition later Saturday morning.
Police said the driver of the Honda, Sergio Valdivia-Maquez, 21, was at fault in the crash and excessive speed was a major contributing factor.
Valdivia-Maquez was also taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with injuries to his legs that were not believed to be life threatening, police said.
The force of the impact pushed Tran's Eclipse into a third vehicle that was waiting at the red light in the northbound lane of 72nd Street.
That driver was not injured, police said.
Charges are pending in the crash and it remained under investigation, police said.